Before every trip I look at the photos , here on TE, sand also in Google and I plan what wonderful shots I would make. Craig knows well how it is. But then many things ruin these plans. First, the weather. I wanted to make marvelous shots of Etretat cliffs at sunset, I went four kilometers one way in the right time but it was raining. I knew the place from where Monet painted, but it was useless. When the sky is just white, you can't do much. other even more horrible thing are the restoration works. You come to the place of your long years dreaming and it is covered with scaffolding :(. It was like this last year in Neuschwanstein. And smaller obstacles, like cars, trucks or herds of Asian tourists that everywhere must have the photos with them with the V sign. And still there is place for stupidity, as forgotten SD cards, uncharged batteries or camera setting from the other day.
As an illustration here is this photo from Chambord. I have known that on this side there is some water and one can have nice view of the castle with reflections. But there were trucks that unloaded many pontoons and the view was ruined. It is amusing to see walking pontoon but I would prefer without it.
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snunney (100774) 2013-10-04 2:32
Problems that all photographers have encountered at one time or another! Here you have managed to create a humorous image from a possible no-no! Great capture very well presented. I like it!
DINOZOR (16428) 2013-10-04 2:36
Bravo pour l'humour,
J'aime beaucoup cette désacralisation de ce lieu!
jhm (154564) 2013-10-04 3:24
I have with a lot attention looked to your work shop picture, but both pictures are lovely.
What you writes this is generally the inconveniences of a photographer, when you long works as photographer than know every one these eventualities.
These picture is very lovely with this castle as subject.
Colours and sharpness make these picture attractive.
Excellent composition, splendid captured.
Very well done, TFS.
lousat (92892) 2013-10-04 4:07
Hi Malgo,happen to all these inconveniences..eheheh.Me too I arrived in the most beautiful archaeological site of Tunisia with the memory full in July, and then I broke the camera precisely at Etretat ... heheh ... there are no problems, you show still a nice picture of Chambord, my first castle that I visited in 1990, which will remain always a great memory for me.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Sergiom (81809) 2013-10-04 5:23
Je suis bien d'accord avec toi en ce qui concerne la température lors des 2 premières semaines du voyage. En ce qui concerne les échafauds, ils étaient presque partout autour de Fontainebleau. Par contre, j'ai été très chanceux lors de mon périple à Chambord où j'avais bien profité des cavaliers qui pratiquaient le matin. Mais, en photographie, il faut faire avec et ici, tu as bien réussi.
ikeharel (72903) 2013-10-04 5:33
You made me loughnow, Malgo.
All distracting elements that any photographer encounter, are known and not surprising.
Anyway, with the blue pntoon here, the Chateau de-Chambord is a beautiful palace adorned with many turrets( counted once on TE 48 of them), small and bigger,in diff. shapes.
You might avoid this blue UFO in FG by walking short distance FWD, to my humble opinion.
YEt, pic. show the chateau very very well.
Have a nice weekend,
mkamionka (37831) 2013-10-04 5:33
gdybys podeszla blizej to pontony mogly by byc ciekawym pierwszym planem :)
Alternatywnie moglabys zaczekac az to pole zapelni sie cale pontonami...
Silvio1953 (145645) 2013-10-04 7:17
Ciao Malgorzata, great view of fantastic castle, nice composition with bikeman, wonderful soft colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
holmertz (54315) 2013-10-04 8:07
I read your note with much amusement. I am glad the obstacles forced you to find a different POV. I really like this view with the blue lollipop dominating the foreground. The boy with the bicycle is another nice feature. You know how much i enjoy people :-).
Maybe a somewhat tighter cropping would have been possible. There is a lot of lawn and sky.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-04 10:50
la luce non era delle migliori , ma spesso anche con le nuvole si riescono ad avere ottime riprese e non mi sembra che la mancanza di sole abbia nociuto in maniera eccessiva in questo caso.
Piacevole anche la presenza del ciclista.mentre per l'oggetto blu (un gommone?) mentre da una parte attira l'attenzione divenendo ilo punto focale dello scatto, dall'altra risulta inopportuno perchè arriva a coprire una porzione del castello.
Mi verrebbe l voglia di fare un'opera magica in Photoshop e con tanta pazienza eliminarlo. L'operazione è possibile e sono certo che non avresti più motivo di lamentarti.
In ogni caso, nel complesso la foto è buona, anche se, ovviamente, un bel sole splendente avrebbe dato un risultato molto diverso.
Ciao e buona serata
carlo62 (50101) 2013-10-04 15:22
hai detto tante cose giuste, proprio la scorsa settimana sono stato in alcuni luoghi che volevo visitare da molto tempo, ma c'è stata pioggia tutto il giorno e non sono riuscito a fare niente di buono.
Questo scatto però è molto originale, non capita spesso di trovare questa situazione.
PS 62 è il mio anno di nascita :)
divail (8334) 2013-10-04 19:10
Ta note est très juste et intéressante. Combien de fois j'ai été décue des sites magnifiques que j'avais tant désiré photographier, mais les conditions n'y étaient pas. Le pire, il me semble, c'est de les voir emballés pour rénovations.
J'aime bien le château de Chambord avec ce petit bateau pneumatique d'un bleu intense qui se ballade sur la pelouse. C'est inhabituel et accrocheur. Le cycliste aussi est un bon sujet secondaire.
gus72 (3719) 2013-10-04 19:40
Hi Malgo !!
I enjoyed reading your notes..... it is all so true and we all experience difficulties to some degree.
This Castle is so spectacular that a view from whichever POV has merit.
I hope that you have a great time in Turkey..... it is a great destination.
jcpix (13930) 2013-10-04 20:54
I believe so many of us, if not all in fact, have shared those same frustrations...and sometimes it's hard to let it go. :) On the flip side though, it makes us become more creative in our thinking and execution to capture the shot we want. I love the unexpected addition of the bold blue color here from the raft...not only that, but it doesn't fit into the subject either...and that's what makes one take notice to the candid moment. Despite the trucks, the WS is still impressive. Too often we tend to get over critical with details, so it's nice to have a little fun and share something a bit out of the ordinary...and you've done a nice job here in doing so! :) Hope you're continuing to have a great time. Take good care.
Friendly wishes from Az.,
jjcordier (79297) 2013-10-04 22:19
J'aime bien ta note qui décrit tous les désagréments (et toutes les déceptions) du voyageur-photographe. On se retrouve tous dans tes phrases.C'est sûr que toutes ces embarcations colorées ne font pas trop "couleur locale" ...mais ça donne une image au moins originale de Chambord.
bukitgolfb301 (42712) 2013-10-04 22:30
Hi dear Malgo, a great world traveler!
Wow stunning poastcard! Outstandingly clear and sharp image indeed. Blue boat is a great accesary and good spice.
All the best and have a good weekend! Takero
ktanska (28034) 2013-10-05 8:46
This one is quite funny, together with your note. Yes those are all too familiar experiences. A walking rubber boat looks hilarious. If it was closer to lower edge and perhaps more to the left it would make good composition, but of course less fitting with the note!
bayno (18344) 2013-10-07 1:40
when I find this gray days, rainy, always i go for the choice of B & W, the castle is gorgeous and with another light would be a great photo, is annoying the boat and the legs of one who carries it, while it is very good in composition of the man with the bicycle...good one...
have a good day...Valter
ChrisJ (115555) 2013-10-07 10:27
Well I am so glad I am not the only one that encounters problems! The temples in Nikko Japan, and Himeji Castle are covered in 'temporary' scaffolding which has been there for years and may remain for decades or more! No more shots like this: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3501.html
We've all been there. I cannot believe how ignorant some people are. In Cordoba, come guy saw me photographing a man on horseback and promptly jumped in front of me to take a picture himself. I was so annoyed I jumped in front of him and said "how do you like it!" And a few rude words as well! He still didn't get it. Anyway better to get a shot than none at all. Nice note that made me laugh. My camera battery went flat in Florence at the Michelangelo lookout and I forgot to bring the charged spare. Tfs!
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (99999)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-20
- Categories: Castles, Humorous, Architecture
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-04 2:12